WebAIM - Web Accessibility In Mind

June 2019 Newsletter


WebAIM Training

Registration is now open for WebAIM's web accessibility training to be held August 13-14 in Logan, Utah.

Document Accessibility Training

A new cohort of WebAIM's online Document (Word, PowerPoint, and PDF) Accessibility course will begin July 1st.


Accessible Design and Culture: Why it’s Better for Business and All Your Users

If you think that creating accessible design means making compromises, think again. Brands big and small are creating a beautiful, accessible experience that not only better serves all users – it's helping drive big business, too.

Skip Links Design Showcase

To help with design inspiration, here are a handful of sites utilizing Skip Links that work well with their site’s brand.

How accessibility trees inform assistive tech

In this post we'll look at how "good" client-side code (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) improves the experience of users of assistive technologies, and how we can use accessibility trees to help verify our work on the user experience.

An Introduction to ARIA States

Lindsey Kopacz provide an excellent primer on some very useful ARIA attributes.

Target Size and 2.5.5

Regardless of what accessibility conformance level you target, try to ensure that interactive controls are at least 44 by 44 pixels in size. Links in blocks of text are exempt.

Designing and coding for low vision

A Technica11y webinar that explores various aspects of accessibility for users with low vision.

Quick Tip: ARIA Design Patterns

The unfortunate reality is that ARIA is often implemented incorrectly. This can easily make accessibility much worse. The WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 provides practical guidance for implementing ARIA correctly. The Design Patterns section gives clear instructions and examples for a wide variety of application widgets.

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